Obese: A Year to Save My Life - Netflix

Fri 28 June 2019

Jessie Pavelka helps nine morbidly obese British men and women help battle against their weight over the length of a year

Obese: A Year to Save My Life - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 45 minutes

Premier: 2012-01-02

Obese: A Year to Save My Life - Wolfgang J. Lutz - Netflix

Wolfgang J. Lutz (May 27, 1913 – 19 September 2010) was an Austrian inventor, physician and author of Leben ohne Brot. He showed how, with little recourse to surgery or drugs, fundamental improvement could be made to health through low carbohydrate nutrition; Lutz demonstrated, inter alia, a probable way of preventing the huge and mounting toll exacted by obesity and diabetes. To honour this contribution, Lutz was made a Freeman of the City of London in 2007. His book with Christian Allan: Life without Bread: How a low-carbohydrate diet can save your life is still in print after 16 years. Recently a biography has been published: My Life without Bread: Dr Lutz at 90, which includes a complete list of his publications, also: Uncle Wolfi's Secret, which explores the work of Dr Lutz in everyday language.

Obese: A Year to Save My Life - Early life - Netflix

Born in 1913 in Upper Austria, Dr Lutz read medicine at Innsbruck and Vienna. His notable career in scientific research included inventing a prototype spacesuit and developing resuscitation techniques to prevent death from freezing, which brought Lutz the award of Habilitation, a great distinction in the scientific world, together with a post doctoral degree in internal and aviation medicine from the University of Vienna, After World War II, Wolfgang Lutz became a practicing physician. As a consultant in internal medicine, Wolfgang Lutz turned his attention to the dramatic escalation of degenerative disease. His wide-ranging and penetrating gaze swept from our Ice-Age origins to the modern world and his approach to medicine changed. Taking as his basic thesis that the pattern of our hormonal secretion is still tuned to the largely animal food diet of that distant epoch, Lutz surmised that too large an intake of carbohydrate might disturb the intrinsic harmony of the endocrine system and hence our health, ultimately leading to disease. This caused him, as early as the 1950s, to instigate a diet for long-term use that he felt to be low enough in carbohydrate to be compatible with our genetic inheritance and so restore the missing harmony.

Obese: A Year to Save My Life - References - Netflix